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ENTERTAINMENT FOR SATURDAY JULY 31, 2010: Almanac and Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Saturday, July 31, the 212th day of 2010. There are 153 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1919, Germany’s Weimar Constitution was adopted by the republic’s National Assembly.

* In 1969, the American space probe Mariner 6 flew by Mars, sending back images of the Red Planet.

* Ten years ago, July 31, 2000, The Republican National Convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush’s name put into nomination for president.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Wesley Snipes is 48 today (photo credit Jim Wead)

81 Don Murray, actor.

67 Lobo, singer.

48 Wesley Snipes, actor of the Blade movies.

45 J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels.

32 Zac Brown, country singer-musician.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR TUESDAY JULY 27, 2010: Alamanac, News and Celebrity Birthdays

 

DAILY ALMANAC

 

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2010. There are 157 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 27, 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

* In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State.

* In 1866, Cyrus W. Field finished laying the first successful under water telegraph cable between North America and Europe. A previous cable had burned out after only a few weeks’ use in 1858.

* In 1909, during the first official test of the U.S. Army’s first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Virginia, for one hour and 12 minutes.

* In 1940, Bugs Bunny made his “official” debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

 

* Louis Prima has received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The big-band leader, who died in 1978, was honored Sunday at a ceremony attended by his son, Louis Prima, Jr., who continues the legacy of his father’s music. and his daughter Lena Prima.

* Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop singer, told CNN that he is thinking of running for president of Haiti.

* Hugh Laurie, the lead actor on the TV series House, has signed a record deal to record an album of New Orleans-inspired Blues music.

 

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alex Rodriguez 35 today (mlb)

 

79 Jerry Van Dyke, actor on the TV show Coach and Dick Van Dyke’s brother.

66 Bobbie Gentry, singer of the song, Ode to Billie Joe.

61 Maureen McGovern, singer of the song, The Morning After.

53 Bill Engvall, comedian.

38 Maya Rudolph, comedian.

35 Alex Rodriguez, baseball star of the New York Yankees and soon to become a member of MLB’s 600 homer club.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR SUNDAY JULY 11, 2010: Almanacs, News and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment news

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Sunday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2010. There are 173 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 11, 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about childhood-innocence and racial injustice in a small Southern town during the Depression, was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Company.

* In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time. The clock itself had been keeping time since May 31.

* In 1952, the Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.

* In 1979, the abandoned United States space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

* Ten years ago, on July 11, 2000, A Middle East summit hosted by President Bill Clinton opened at Camp David between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

CELEBRITY NEWS

* The Office star Jenna Fischer married writer Lee Kirk this past weekend in Malibu, California. The 36-year-old Fischer, was previously married to director James Gunn.

* BalletMet Columbus has been able to balance its budget. The company was able to clear out a tentative deficit of $50,000 in recent weeks through donations from supporters, according to Executive Director Cheri Mitchell. The company had reported a record $400,000 deficit at the end of the previous season, 2008-2009.

* Popular Cincinnati radio personality Gary Burbank who impersonates such characters as “Gilbert Gnarley,” “Earl Pitts, American!”, et.al will be needing your help to get into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. This is Burbank’s third nomination. Burbank, who retired from WLW-AM in 2007, faces very stiff competition as a local or regional pioneer from Chicago “Disco Demolition” DJ Steve Dahl; Nashville country music icon Ralph Emery: and Boston DJ Charles Laquidara.

Online voting is free and is open through August 1 at www.radiohof.org. Online registration is required.

* Staying with WLW-AM in Cincinnati, it was discovered by several of our website fans that the popular regional station has pulled longtime talk show host Mike McConnell off the air because word had leaked that he’s going to Chicago in August to work on WGN-AM.

WLW-AM recently refused to let McConnell return to the airwaves after he returned from vacation when word of his move to Chicago was discovered. His contract expires in July.

* NBC has pulled the new Love Bites from fall schedule and put The Apprentice on Thursday. The network made the move for several reasons: the pregnancy of series regular Becki Newton, who plays a young, single woman; and a request from creator Cindy Chupack to relinquish day-to-day management duties of the show.

The upcoming season of The Apprentice recently finished shooting in New York.

* Singer Carrie Underwood married Hockey star Mike Fisher on Saturday July 10 at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro.

* CNN host Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick-King, both submitted paperwork this past week to halt their divorce for which they filed in April. Word has it that the couple is trying to work things out.

* Actress Lindsay Lohan, who recently lost her probation case, has also lost her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley who abruptly resigned on Thursday.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

60 Bonnie Pointer, singer of the famous group, The Pointer Sisters.

43 Thad Matta, Ohio State men’s basketball coach.

40 Justin Chambers, Springfield, Ohio native, actor on Grey’s Anatomy.

35 Lil’ Kim, rapper of Lady Marmalade.

21 David Henrie, actor of Wizards of Waverly Place.